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         Train s  Turtle-Lunch  in London.
United States.    Bob has learnt, accidentally, that
Cahill sent over the detail of the process to Ha-
ney (who did nothing in the matter) and seems
wroth about Cahill s behavior, saying that he
treated him like a brother and kept him from
starving while in London.       Bellew and Bob
were at  a Turtle lunch,  given by  Young Ameri-
ca Train,  on the occasion of the opening of the
first street-railway in London, March 23,
when were present Sala, George Cruikshank,
Blanchard Jerrold, Tom Hood junior and
others and where certain of the party (doubtless
inclusive of Bob and Bellew) got  tight.   Bob
announces, also, Ledger s intention of returning
to New York,  on private business.        By the
way, Ledger lied about that loan afforded to
Abrahams   whom he lent but $2, not $10.
Abrahams is in London, has a situation, and
was one of the subscribers to expedite Cahill
hither.        I don t think I have put down the
characteristic way in which Cahill commuted
payment of the $20 balance for the passage;
for which the captain Bellew had given the cap-
tain of the Devonshire an order on Seymour.
Talking of his conversation with the N.Y. press, Ca-
hill got an offer of compounding the responsibili-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seventy-five
Description:Regarding Frank Bellew's experiences in London.
Date:1861-04-10
Subject:Abrahams; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Cruikshank, George; Devonshire (Ship); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hood, Thomas; Jerrold, Blanchard; Ledger, Arthur; Sala, George Augustus; Seymour, Charles (Bailey)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; London, [England]
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.